Thursday, September 07, 2006

Sudan: Stop bombing North Darfur villages - former rebels

EL FASHER, 7 September (IRIN) - Former rebels who signed a peace agreement with the government in May have denounced the new Sudanese military offensive to flush out rebel groups in North Darfur State.

"The government's own security plan for the north is motivated by hidden agendas," Col. Ali Muktar, representative of Minni Minnawi's faction of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) on the African Union (AU) ceasefire commission, told IRIN on Thursday. "We do not support this plan and we do not participate in this plan.

"We urge the AU and the United Nations to urge the government to stop these military operations," he added. Read more >>>

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